DU Newsletter

October 2019 * Explore Excellence*

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Important Dates


  • 10/4 Uptown Jungle Fundraiser 1pm-5pm

  • 10/7 Reading Under the Stars 4pm-6pm

  • 10/7-10/10 Academic Parent Teacher Teams

  • 10/7-10/11 Scholastic Book Fair

  • 10/14-10/18 Fall Break-NO SCHOOL

  • 10/22 PTO Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm (live streaming on Facebook)

  • 10/23 Fall Picture Retakes & Chipotle Dine Out 5pm-9pm

  • 11/11 No School-Veteran's Day

  • 11/19 PTO Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm (live streaming on Facebook)

  • 11/27-11/29 NO School-Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/4 Chili's Dine Out Night

  • 12/12 Winter Musical

Calling ALL Families: Academic Parent Teacher Teams

We can't wait to partner with YOU for your child's academic success! We are looking at parent teacher conferences from a new lens, a PARTNERSHIP LENS. :)


Each classroom will have a 75 minute session with all families to look and discuss where your child is at in reading and math, learn a fun way to help your child at home, and set a goal for your child. This will be extremely interactive and you will leave with tools to support your child's academic growth.


While you are attending your child's Academic Parent Teacher Team your school age children get to have a fun filled ART NIGHT in the gymnasium! We can't wait to see what they create.


Here is the schedule for Academic Parent Teacher Teams


Monday, October 7th 5pm-6:15pm: Mrs. Davis & Mrs. Leonard's Parents/Guardians & ART Night


Tuesday, October 8th 5pm-6:15pm: Mrs. Collins & Ms. Wilken's Parents/Guardians & ART Night


Wednesday, October 9th 5pm-6:15pm: Ms. Cooper & Ms. Coppola's Parents/Guardians & ART Night


Thursday, October 10th 5pm-6:15pm: Mrs. Tuhy & Ms. LaMarsh's Parents/Guardians & ART Night

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Scholastic Book Fair!!

Monday, 10/7 3:15pm-6:30pm + Reading Under the Stars

Tuesday 10/8 7:30am-8:00am + 4:30pm-6:30pm

Wednesday 10/9 7:30am-8:00am + 4:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday 10/10 7:30am-8:00am + 3:15pm-6:30pm

Friday 10/11 12:00pm-1:00pm


We need volunteers for our Scholastic Book Fair Monday 10/7-Thursday 10/10 3:15pm-6:30pm. Please email Heather Coats coats@discoverulearning.com if you are available. You do not need your Fingerprint Clearance Card for this event.

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Food Drive (HOPE CLUB)

DU Food Drive HOPE Club
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Classroom Attendance

Research shows that when students attend school consistently it is more likely they will succeed in their academics and in their future. To support student attendance we have exciting incentives for our classrooms with perfect attendance.


This quarter we are seeing which classroom earns a pizza party! Also, when a class earns 10 pepperonis they all get a dress down day.


Remember it is the law in Arizona that all students must be in school 90% of the time. This means the most days they can miss in a school year is 18 days. Please be sure to get your child to school on time and regularly.

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Dismissal

Here are few reminders for a safe and speedy dismissal:


1) Please either pull around and wait in the car line or park in the DU parking lot and walk to get your child. **Our surrounding businesses ask that you do not park on their property.**


2) Help us remind your child to walk to your car.


3) Always pull all the way forward to keep the line moving.


4) Be alert since we have many kids getting into cars at the same time.


5) Report any issues to the office by calling (623)974-4827.


Thank you for helping us to keep our kids safe.

DONATIONS

Please drop all donations off at the front office. We truly appreciate your support.

Interested in Volunteering?

We need volunteers for our Scholastic Book Fair Monday 10/7-Thursday 10/10 3:15pm-6:30pm. Please email Heather Coats coats@discoverulearning.com if you are available. You do not need your Fingerprint Clearance Card for this event.
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We encourage families to volunteer at Discover U. Volunteering can include time in your child's classroom, preparing materials at school or at home, attending PTO meetings and working school events. Please talk to your child's teacher or the front office to learn more.

Please read our Volunteer Handbook. In order to volunteer at Discover U, you must have the following:
We ask that volunteers make alternative arrangements for non-school age children when volunteering to minimize classroom distractions.
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Angela Wegner, Principal

Angela Wegneris honored to lead Discover U. She earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Arizona State University. Her work has been devoted to creating a positive, safe, caring environment where students are nurtured, inspired, and empowered as learners.


See what's going on at Discover U by following our hashtag #DUexplorers